Sorry Kyle, I miss understood you earlier. You are saying once you add "documentcreatedwhen DESC" into the Search sort property, all the relevance scores became 0, yet the order is correct.
I don't have a v8.2 site any more, the last v8.2 was upgraded to v9. But I cannot reproduce that issue with my v9 and v10 sites, with the date sort, relevance scores are still showing like before.
I haven't see any bug about that. Which version of hotfix are you on?